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Name for new language

  • To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
  • Subject: Name for new language
  • From: cfw2 at po.cwru.edu (Charles F. Wells)
  • Date: Sun, 14 Nov 93 21:18:14 -0500

> During the 1993 Mathematica Day in Frankfurt/Germany, Stephen Wolfram
> mentioned WRI's intention of making the programming language contained
> in Mathematica a stand-alone product. Since WRI has not yet decided on a
> name for this split-off product, we as the users of Mathematica
> could try to help naming the new child :-)

I suggest AMENITY.  An amenity is something pleasant that adds
to one's comfort.  It will be quite handy to have it around for
doing things that I now use Basic, Awk and (occasionally & with
great pain) C.  It will be modern and functional instead of
antiquated and balky.  A real amenity.

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Charles Wells, Department of Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106-7058, USA
Phone 216 368 2880 or 216 774 1926
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